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MID-WESTERN COMPETITION RULES - 'WINTER' 3rd. TERM 2018 1) TIMES OF PLAY
MID-WESTERN COMPETITION RULES - 'WINTER' 3rd. TERM 2018 1) TIMES OF PLAY
- Each match is categorised as 8T, 10T, or 8S (depending upon the HOME TEAM for that match). For 8T matches, play is to commence on two courts at 8.00 am. Play should conclude by 10.00 am. However, The doubles rubber must not start after 9.45 am. and conclude no later than 10.15 am. If a team does not have both players ready at 8.00 am., then three (3) points will be deducted from its progressive points tally. For 10T matches, play is to commence at 10.00 am., (or 10.15 am. at the latest). Play should conclude.by 12.00 noon. However, the doubles rubber must not start after 11.45 am. The doubles should conclude no later than 12.15 pm. If a team does not have both players ready to play at 10.00 am., then three (3) points will be deducted from its progressive points tally. For 8S matches, play. Will commence at 8.00 am. Play must end at 12.00 noon, (if a game is in progress, then it must be completed). If a team is not able to commence play at 8.30 am., then the match is to be awarded to the opposing team. In the event of any match not commencing by 9.00 am., because of inclement weather, the match will be declared abandoned and the points shared (3.5 points each).
- CONTINUITY OF PLAY Play shall be continuous throughout the morning and no interval is permisable, except in the case of inclement weather. Not more than three (3) minutes, including a hit-up, shall elapse between the conclusion of any set and commencement of the next set. The Captains (or Managers) of both teams shall be jointly responsible for the observation of this rule. If the opposing player, or players, are not ready to commence play within three (3) minutes of the completion of the previous set; that set shall be forfeited.
- MATCH PLAY (Singles format changed from 3rd. Term 2009 - see below) There will be three (3) rubbers per match: two (2) Singles and one (1) Doubles. In Singles the corresponding numbered players ( 1 v 1 and 2 v 2), must play one another. Each Singles rubber will be the best of two (2) tie-breaker sets, (with twelve (12) point tie-breaker to be played, should the score reach six (6) all in any set). Decider - pro.tiebreak - first to 10 points. HOWEVER the doubles rubber will be one (1) tie-break set (tie-breaker at six (6) all, if required).
- TOSSING The choice of ends and the right to be Server, or Receiver in the first game shall be decided by toss. The Captain winning the toss may choose (or, require his/her opponent to choose):a) The right to be Server, or Receiver (in which case the other player shall choose the end), OR b) The end (in which case the other player shall choose the right to be Server, or Receiver.
- ORDER OF PLAY The order of play for all matches, will be: two (2) Singles, then one (1) Doubles. For 8S matches, the Home Team Captain nominates which Singles rubber will be played first.
- UMPIRING RESPONSIBILITIES For 8S matches, the umpiring of matches is optional. HOWVER, if either player requests that there be an umpire, then there shall be one. The umpiring duties will alternate from the Home Team to the Visiting Team etc., on a set to set basis. Where there is no umpire, each player calls their own end. If a dispute arises; seek some official help, (from supervisor on duty). There are no umpires for matches categorized as 8T, or 10T, (in preliminary rounds).
- POINTS All matches will be decided by rubbers. Two (2) are awarded for each singles rubber won and one (1) point for the doubles rubber. These points are shared for incomplete, unplayed rubbers. There are two (2) bonus points for the Winning Team; (these points are shared if neither team wins the match). There is also one (1) point awarded for a team winning a set in a losing rubber. If a washout, three & ½ (3.5) points will be awarded to each team. If a team receives a walkover then it is awarded seven (7) points. In the case of each team being without a player for a particular match, points are only awarded for rubbers won.
- QUALIFYING MATCHES, SEMI-FINALS & FINALS These will be played on a single court. (i) In the event of teams finishing equal on points, their positions will be decided by averages, i.e. sets won over sets lost and if sets averages are equal, games won over games lost. (ii) All forfeited sets must be noted on Results Sheets and such sets will not be recorded in averages where applicable. (iii)In general, Semi-Finals will be played on the Home Court of the highest placed team. If for some reason this is not possible, then the match will be played on a court nominated by the Co-Ordinator. All Finals will generally be played as a group of matches, at two, or three venues. (iv)The Starting Time for Semi-Finals and Finals is 8.00 am. If a match can commence (i.e. by like numbered players), then the match must begin. If a team is not able to play at 8.30 am., then the will be forfeited. (v) All ‘Play Off’ Matches are to be played to a result,.(except in the event of wet weather, where the higher placed team proceeds). (vi)If the Final is totally washed out, the higher placed team is the winner. If there is rain during the Final, The Court Supervisor decides if the match can be played, or not. If not, the higher placed team will be declared the winning team.
- WET WEATHER If play is doubtful, players must go to the court prepared to play. HOWEVER, each court manager/ owner will decide whether play is possible on the court(s). If the court manager/owner cannot be contacted there will be no play.
- SUBSTITUTE PLAYERS (i) Preliminary Rounds (a) Any player who is unable to play in a preliminary round match must obtain a reserve; (for details, ring your delegate on the Organising Committee – see front page. That player should then inform his/her team member of the substitutes name. (b) In a preliminary round match an unregistered player (of the appropriate standard), can play in any match, on the condition that the Organising Committee has the power to accept/reject that player after the match. (c) If a team is a player shor for a particular match, then all that players sets will be forfeited. (ii) Semi-Finals and Finals (a) If a player is unable to play in a Qualifying match, Semi-Final, or Final, then ring your delegate on the Organising Committee - see front page. (b) A lower graded player will be allocated to substitute as long as 1. the player is registered in the competition 2. The player plays in one of the participating Association's, or Club's local Junior Competition (c) The Co-Ordinator, in consultation with the participating Association Delegate, is permitted to allocate a like numbered player in the same grade, so long as his/her singles results are inferior.
- RESULTS Each Association, or Club is responsible for the results of matches played at its courts. It must Post, Fax, or Email the Results Sheet, by the Tuesday following the match. Any sheet not received by the appointed day and time may result in each team receiving 0 points for the match.
- AGE ELIGIBILITY All players must be under 19 years of age at the commencement of the competition.
- The interpretation of these Competition Rules shall devolve upon the Organising Committee which shall have the power to adjudicate upon any matters not specifically covered by these Rules.
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